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700 passengers walk along tracks after Tokyo trains suspended by power cut
This power failure news is from Japan

700 passengers walk along tracks after Tokyo trains suspended by power cut

About 700 passengers on Tokyu Railways Co.'s Den-en-toshi Line had to get off a train and walk along the tracks to the nearest station because of a power outage caused by a substation glitch. Power outages also occurred on Tokyu's Oimachi Line and between Shibuya and Kiyosumi-shirakawa stations on Tokyo Metro's Hanzomon Line, which connects directly with the Den-en-toshi Line, affecting a total of approximately 180,000 passengers.
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Whopping six-hour power failure
This power failure news is from South Africa

Whopping six-hour power failure

Power cuts in South Africa have intensified, with the most industrialized state on the continent having to cut electricity for six hours every day. Anger is mounting over the sweeping measures, caused by failures of ageing and poorly maintained infrastructure. Andre de Ruyter, the boss of state-owned Eskom, announced a series of planned outages in the coming week. Urging South Africans to use electricity sparingly, he called for office lights to be turned off at night, and for swimming pool pumps and water heaters to be turned off during peak hours.
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Bangladesh faces power failure after national grid fails
This power failure news is from Bangladesh

Bangladesh faces power failure after national grid fails

Large swaths of Bangladesh left without electricity after a grid failure, a government official said, adding that authorities were working to gradually restore the power supply in the country of 168 million people. Almost 75-80 percent of the country were affected by the failure.
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 Power cuts due to energy crisis in Greece
This power failure news is from Greece

Power cuts due to energy crisis in Greece

There are nearly zero chances that the energy crisis will lead to power cuts, Environment and Energy Minister Kostas Skrekas said on Tuesday, talking to the private broadcaster Skai, ANA reports. Skrekas said that no bonus will be given for decreasing natural gas consumption as this would be hard to calculate for apartment blocks with shared central heating systems
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Power failure due to torrential rain in the city
This power failure news is from India

Power failure due to torrential rain in the city

Bengaluru is most likely to see some power outages as the Karnataka Power Transmission Corporation Limited (KTPCL) is undertaking some projects that were delayed due to torrential rain in the city. Check the list of affected divisions and areas by following the link.
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 Electricity company reduce power cuts throughout week
This power failure news is from South Africa

Electricity company reduce power cuts throughout week

South Africa's Eskom will reduce planned power cuts this week after sufficient progress was made in replenishing emergency generation reserves. Eskom's aging power stations run mostly on coal and are highly prone to faults, resulting in frequent outages which constrain economic growth. South African President Cyril Ramaphosa's government has tried to reform Eskom to make it more efficient, but progress has been slow.

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Chennai power disruption
This power failure news is from India

Chennai power disruption

The Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Corporation (Tangedco) said that power was suspended in parts of Chennai in Tambaram, Poonamalle, Southuperumbedu, Kolathur carrying out maintenance work in the city.
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Major power outage reported across Oman
This power failure news is from Oman

Major power outage reported across Oman

A major power outage impacted in several parts of Oman. Chairman APSR said that the reason of the outages was due to technical reasons. He explained that the interruption started as a result of a technical failure in the 400 kilovolt power transmission lines (the main line and the backup line) linking the two main stations of Ibri and Nihaida.
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Power outage in Uganda blamed on ‘human error’
This power failure news is from Uganda

Power outage in Uganda blamed on ‘human error’

Uganda is facing questions on just how much of its generated electricity serves Ugandans, days after the country entered a cycle of irregular supply and power outages, following the collapse of one hydropower station. According to the Electricity Regulatory Authority (ERA), Uganda produces more power than it consumes, with current installed capacity of 1,346.6MW, against peak consumption of 794MW. Energy minister Ruth Nankabirwa said the emergency shutdown at Isimba dam means key consumers need imported power.

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China cuts as reservoirs fall
This power failure news is from China

China cuts as reservoirs fall

Factories in China’s southwest were shut down and a city imposed rolling power failures after reservoirs to generate hydropower ran low in a worsening drought, adding to economic strains at a time when President Xi Jinping is trying to extend his hold on power.
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Power failure delays flights
This power failure news is from Malaysia

Power failure delays flights

At least one flight was delayed from the Penang International Airport (PIA) during the power failure that hit the island, while factories in the area ground to a halt for up to three hours. AirAsia northern region manager Kenneth Tan confirmed the incident. Factories and schools in the area reported a short blackout, but the recovery took longer for some.
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Businesses hit by power failure
This power failure news is from Nigeria

Businesses hit by power failure

Nigeria’s electricity grid has collapsed again, causing power failures and affecting businesses and livelihoods across the nation. The incident comes 38 days after the national grid suffered a system failure on June 13. Kaduna Electrics said that the cause of the blackout was due to grid collapse.
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Frequent Power Cuts
This power failure news is from Bangladesh

Frequent Power Cuts

Bangladesh has been facing severe power cuts for the last week that the government blames on a natural gas shortage. However, the cuts have spurred protests and criticism of past government policies, as well as calls for new policies.
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Frequent power outages leave residents high and dry
This power failure news is from India

Frequent power outages leave residents high and dry

As power outages continue in parts of the national capital region (NCR) under Uttar Pradesh in Noida, Ghaziabad, residents living in high-rise flats claimed that they are suffering from frequent power cuts and faulty backup by builders.
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Nigerian cities in darkness as electricity grid collapses again
This power failure news is from Nigeria

Nigerian cities in darkness as electricity grid collapses again

Nigeria’s wobbly national electricity grid has collapsed yet again, throwing several cities including the federal capital Abuja into darkness.
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Power outage in Pune
This power failure news is from India

Power outage in Pune

A major fault in the 400 KV high-tension transmission lines of Maharashtra State Electricity Transmission Company Limited (MSETCL) at Chakan and Lonikand substations disrupted power supply to the twin cities of Pune and Pimpri Chinchwad in the early hours.
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Navi Mumbai faces power failures
This power failure news is from India

Navi Mumbai faces power failures

To avoid a total grid failure in Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR), following the failure of Talegaon Kharghar 400KV line, a rotational load shedding was imposed on emergency basis across Navi Mumbai.
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Power cuts in Sri Lanka
This power failure news is from Sri Lanka

Power cuts in Sri Lanka

Power cuts of up to 13 hours in some areas in Sri Lanka. Though the government has said the duration of the power cuts will be reduced gradually, the power cut were extended mainly due to lack of fuel amid severe shortage of US dollars.
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Hundreds of thousands of Puerto Rico's homes without power after outage
This power failure news is from Puerto Rico

Hundreds of thousands of Puerto Rico's homes without power after outage

Hundreds of thousands of homes and businesses in Puerto Rico still were without power Saturday, more than two days after the start of an island-wide outage that began with a fire at a power plant.
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Affected by power outages in Taiwan
This power failure news is from Taiwan

Affected by power outages in Taiwan

Over 4,000 households in Taiwan region's New Taipei city and Kaohsiung city were hit by power outages. The major power outage in New Taipei city was caused by underground cable failure, while the power cut in Kaohsiung city was caused by an accident at a power substation where repairs were underway.
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Kenya got hit by a third countrywide power outage
This power failure news is from Kenya

Kenya got hit by a third countrywide power outage

Kenya on Jan 11. suffered its third countrywide power outage in four years, with the entire country plunged into a blackout for almost four hours after a transmission line broke.
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Major power outage
This power failure news is from Sri Lanka

Major power outage

Sri Lanka suffered a power outage across large parts of the island on Friday, local media reported, as state power workers scrambled to get a key transmission line operational.
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Massive  power cut around the country
This power failure news is from South Africa

Massive power cut around the country

South Africa’s crisis-hit power supplier has extended daily electricity blackouts from over two hours to more than seven in most parts of the country. masive
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Zambia power outage
This power failure news is from South Africa

Zambia power outage

South Africa’s crisis-hit power supplier has extended daily electricity blackouts from over two hours to more than seven in most parts of the country. masive
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Power outage in some areas on heavy rains
This power failure news is from Zambia

Power outage in some areas on heavy rains

Zesco Public relations manager Hazel Zulu said the faults were caused by fallen tree branches and poles on main lines. Limited has attributed the power outages in some parts of the country to faults at its main substations resulting from heavy rains.